In 2019, freestyle skiing will be held at the Nationals Snow event at Thredbo, and will be contested in both men's and women's competitions.
Four disciplines will be offered in this year's event including slopestyle, skier cross, moguls and rails.
Step 1: Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to obtain your team code.
Step 2: Register online
Standard registration: 8 July to 11:59pm 2 August 2019
Late registration: $20* per person before 5pm 16 August 2019
Costs*: inclusive of all categories
1 event - $85
2 events - $150 - SAVE $20
3 events - $200 - SAVE $55
4 events - $275 - SAVE $65
5+ events - $355 - SAVE $70
4.5 days - $380
5.5 days - $440
6.5 days - $500
7.5 days - $590
*all costs inclusive of service fees - PayPal fee not included
In slopestyle, athletes ski down a course including a variety of obstacles including rails, jumps, and other terrain park features. Points are scored for amplitude, originality and quality of tricks.
11am, 27 August, Merritts Mountain.
Format: 2 run qualification then 6 person finals (TBC)
Despite its being a timed racing event, skier cross is often considered part of freestyle skiing because it incorporates terrain features traditionally found in freestyle. Skier cross courses have both naturally occurring terrain and artificial features including big-air jumps and high-banked turns.
10:30am, 28 August, High Noon Trail.
Format: One run qualification then top 16 through to elimination finals.
Mogul skiing is a competition consisting of free skiing on a steep, heavily moguled course, stressing technical turns, aerial manoeuvres and speed.
11am, 29 August, Chute 4.
Format: 2 run qualification then 6 person finals.
Rails come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Athletes perform tricks which are scored based on difficulty, style and execution.
4:30pm, 25 August, Friday Flat.
Format: Rail Jam - as many scored runs in the alloted time as possible.